How Can Christian Meditation Guide You Into the Secret Place of the Most High God?
Abundant Power is Available when You Meditate on the Living Word of God!
to commune with,
to have relationship with, and
to be united in love with God.
Have you ever wondered how some believers manage to dwell in the presence of, in that secret place of, the most High God?
Meditation on God’s Word turns our minds away from the everyday affairs of life and toward Him. Blessed are those who discover and tap into the abundant divine power available in the living Word of God!
Our Place By The Father
There is a place by the Father God for every believer. We need to find our place and live in it. The Word of God tells us who we are, where our place is, and how to live in it. In the presence of God we can be shaped and transformed into His image.
“He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”
— Psalm 91:1
Through meditation in God’s Word we are able to dwell in the secret place of the most High God.
Christian meditation is at the heart of the Gospel and should also be for every believer. We were created for relationship and love, not only with each other but supremely with God. As believers we are one with the Lord, just as Jesus said “I and the Father are one.” (John 17:21-23)
“That they all may be one; as you, Father, are in Me, and I in You,
that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe
that You have sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me
I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
I in them, and You in Me, that they may be made perfect in one;
and that the world may know that You have sent Me,
and have loved them, as You have loved Me.”
— John 17: 21-23
A Spiritual Connection to God
Christian meditation is way of experiencing God beyond what the mind can grasp. Meditation allows the nourishing richness and revelation of God’s love to flow into the deep places of our heart.
“Be still, and know that I am God.”
— Psalm 46:10
Meditation provides a way to connect into the heart of God’s love and acceptance. It is our spiritual connection to the One who is our heart’s true home. When we meditate on the Word of God, we are able to step into the blessings He has provided for us and experience spiritual refreshment and intimacy with Him.
In meditation, our relationship with God deepens. And as we rest in our relationship, He works His love in our heart, drawing us deeper and closer to Him. As His light shines on us, we become more and more the person we were created to be.
It is no secret: Christian meditation on the Word of God strengthens our relationship with Him and has the power to transform our lives. Begin meditating on God’s Word today, and start strengthening your relationship with Him.
Are you ready to move yourself into the secret place of the most High God through Christian Meditation?
God bless you always,
Christian Meditation – What Areas of My Life Can I Expect to Improve by Meditating?
Meditation Benefits and Affirmations to Get You Started!
Anyone can access the benefits of meditation. Whatever your beliefs may be, we all live in the world God created. That being said…
it is through meditation on the living Word of God that ultimately manifests the blessings of God.
Take a look at some ways our lives will improve:
Meditation Brings Mental Stability
The mind has creative power and we are told to prepare our minds. (1 Peter 1:13)
God’s Word causes joy and rejoicing in our heart. It changes the way we see our self, our family, and our future. It helps us start seeing our self and our life the way God does.
Sample biblical affirmations to meditate on for a sound mind:
- I have been given a spirit of power and love and a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)
- God is not the author of confusion but of peace. (1 Corinthians 14:33)
- God keeps me in perfect peace because my mind is stayed on Him. (Isaiah 26:3)
Meditation Blesses us Physically
Meditation is like medicine. It is life to our spirit and flesh. Everything we need is in the word. Once we act on the meditated Word of God, we tap into the abundance of God. Physical and financial provision has already been provided, but it is up to us to act in order to receive.
Sample biblical affirmations to meditate on for physical needs:
- I prosper and I am in health, just as my soul prospers. (3 John 2)
- The Lord heals all my diseases and keeps me from destruction. (Psalm 103:3-4)
- The Lord sent His Word and healed me. (Psalm 107:20)
- By Jesus stripes I was healed. (1 Peter 2:24)
Meditation Provides Spiritual Growth
Physical and emotional blessings are just the natural created gifts we receive when we meditate and spend time in His presence. Faith, love and spiritual growth in many areas will also soon begin to manifest.
Sample biblical affirmations to meditate on for spiritual growth:
- Christ dwells in my heart through faith and I am rooted and grounded in love and grow in God’s love, which passes knowledge, and I am filled with all the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3:17-19)
As we tap into the abundance of God and His never ending supply, we will begin to experience growing prosperity in all areas of our lives. And meditation, which affects us both spiritually and physically, is part of God’s plan.
What is your next step? Take what you have just learned and put it to work in your life. Then watch as the power of Christian meditation transforms your life!
God bless you,
Why in the World Would God Allow a Sincere Believer to Undergo Attacks of Evil?
Spiritual Warfare – If God is For Us, How Can He Allow Such Difficult Seasons of Trials and Attacks to Come In Our Life?
However, on a daily basis, we experience all kinds of attacks and temptations from the unseen world; some more intense than others.
Under typical conditions, most godly people will walk steadfast throughout life. Not perfect, but in victory.
God develops strength in us through tests and trials. But why would God allow us to go through intense evil attacks? Well, since God’s ways and thoughts are higher than ours, we can’t completely understand; but there are some answers available to us.
Tests and Temptations of Life
God may test us, but He never tempts us to sin. And He always provides a way of escape for us.
“There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that you may be able to bear it.”
— 1 Corinthians 10:13
We see temptation come through a couple of obvious sources. One is the devil and the other our own lusts. (1 Thessalonians 3:5, James 1:14)
The Example of Job
Before the devil can wage an all out war on a believer, he first has to get God’s permission. Look at Job, for example, and how God allowed him to be tested so harshly. Why? Because God had faith in Job. And Job, having no idea what was going on in the unseen world during his attacks, proved to be faithful to God.
Sometimes in life, the heat is turned up and it is battle on, and things can seem unbearable. But that is when we need to stand firm and trust God. Remember, God is for us and we can come through victorious just like Job!
“Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.
Put on the whole armor of God,
that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,
but against principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness of this world,
against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take to you the whole armor of God,
that you may be able to withstand in the evil day,
and having done all, to stand.”
— Ephesians 6:10-13
No matter how bad we get knocked down we need to call on the power of God and get back up!
The Example of Peter
Another example is Simon Peter. Satan wanted permission to attack Peter and attempt to cause him to lose his faith. But God had a different purpose for allowing the shaking. When Simon Peter’s self-confidence was shaken he was brought closer to a true foundation of trust in the Lord, and better equipped to strengthen his brothers.
“Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat.
But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail.
And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”
— Luke 22: 31-32
Jesus did not pray that Simon Peter would escape the sifting, but that his faith would not fail in the process.
Why Does God Allow the Attacks?
We see in these examples that the devil can seek permission to come at us with intense attacks. God also allows him permission sometimes. And even though it is not a happy thought, in each of these examples they were tested by God through Satan.
All of us will be tested so we can be refined like gold. None of us will escape some degree of it.
“When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.”
— Job 23:10
“Greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, you are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.”
— 1 Peter 1:6-7
God knows what He is doing. And what Satan intends for evil, our faithful God intends for good.
“The very God of peace sanctify you wholly;
and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body
be preserved blameless to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Faithful is He that calls you, who also will do it.”
– 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
Make no mistake about it: God is faithful and He will do whatever it takes to sanctify us to fulfill our calling. Yes, there are things going on out there that we just don’t understand. But if the enemy has been allowed to attack, and we go through a season of severe sifting, we still have to trust God.
May you faithfully trust God in all seasons and live a life of growing prosperity!
God bless you always,
P.S. Please feel free to share your thoughts, comments, or feedback…
Christian Meditation – What if My Meditation Time is Not Getting Results?
Insights and Tips into Christian Meditation that Get Results!
is meant to be a part of
every believer’s life.
So what do we do if we’ve been
meditating on God’s Word,
but our lives still seem to be a big mess?
“Meditate day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written.”
— Joshua 1:8
The Faithful Get Results
God commands us to meditate. So we need to practice it regardless of whether or not we think it is making a difference.
The truth is: If we work the Word, the Word will work in our life and make a positive difference.
We’ve already spent our lifetime making a mess of things and filling our mind and heart with junk. Even if we are not seeing positive results, we should continue to obey God’s instruction to meditate and eventually positive results will manifest.
Have you ever found it interesting that the Bible is full of “suddenly” verses? Meditating daily on the power filled Word of God, sets us up for a suddenly.
Let me tell you, when the “suddenly” hits and the eyes of your understanding are opened, your life will begin to transform. So even if you feel like your meditation time is not getting results – Do Not Stop!
You may just be on the verge of a “suddenly”.
Keep in mind: Christian meditation is a form of worship and it honors God. Our heart should be set on the giving of our time to the Word of God and our relationship with Him first; not with a focus of “how will this benefit me.”
A Powerful Biblical Meditation Prayer
Here is a really simple way to have the Word of God come alive in your life: Pray Ephesians chapter one every day. Write it out on a note card and keep it with you always. Record yourself reading it and listen to it daily. Make it personal and put your name into it.
This is just a snippet (wait until you read the whole chapter):
“…God I am asking You to give unto me the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of You. I’m asking You God, to open the eyes of my understanding, that I may be enlightened, and know the hope of Your calling…”
Do this daily for at least six months. The Word of God will soon become a different book to you. You’ll begin to see things you never did before! At any moment a “suddenly” can happen in your life.
Bottom line: Diligence will eventually be rewarded and obedience does not go unnoticed. Stay a faithful Christian and commit to a life of meditation on God’s Word!
Are you ready to renew your commitment to daily Christian meditation?
God bless you,
Abundant Prosperity – Wisdom and Focus is Your 2 Ticket Winning Combination for Success
The Power of Increased Wisdom and Focus for Growing Prosperity!
wisdom and focus.
What areas of your life do you find yourself –
overwhelmed, troubled, and not prospering in at this time?
Well, why not take a look at the –
winning combination of wisdom and focus…
and find out how it can turn that troubled area into success?
Wisdom to Prosper
Obviously, when it comes to dealing successfully with the trials and storms of life that blow through, the wisdom of God is a very powerful commodity. The book of Proverbs shows us over and over that wisdom brings the knowledge of what to do in situations, and it results in a prosperous, successful, and long life.
“If anyone lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavers is like a wave of the sea, driven with the wind and tossed.” — James 1:5-6
Single Minded Focus to Prosper
When trouble comes, we usually encounter a lack of wisdom. And this tends to be on top of an unstable mind, which is of course also lacking the single minded focus needed to prosper. A double minded person is moved in whichever direction the winds of adversity blow.
“For let not that man think he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” — James 1:7-8
Wisdom, Focus, and Asking in Faith
So how do we get the wisdom needed to attract abundant prosperity and success? By asking God in faith; and confidently trusting Him to give the wisdom He said He would give when we ask.
This should come as no surprise, since everything in the believer’s life comes back to faith.
How do we ask in faith? It is not difficult! Simply ask God according to His Word.
Sample prayer for wisdom and provision:
“Lord, Your Word says in James 1, that if anyone lacks wisdom they are to ask of You, and You will give it liberally. Lord, I ask in faith right now for Your wisdom in this matter. I believe I receive what I’ve asked for according to Your Word. Philippians 4:19 says that You shall supply all my needs according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus. And in Colossians 2:2-3, You said that in Jesus are hid all treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Therefore, I have wisdom and all my needs are taken care of. I know that You have heard me, and I know I have the petition that I have asked. I thank You for these things. In Jesus name. Amen.”
Now we move forward in confidence, knowing and acting as if we have received. We stay mentally fixed, focused, and immovable that God’s Word will come to pass and manifest in our lives. That is asking in faith.
On the other hand, if someone asks timidly and full of doubt, they are like a wave being moved in whichever way the wind blows and never receiving anything. The wavering believer says, “I am healed. No, I think I’m sick. Yes, I’m healed. Wait, I think I feel sick.” The double minded believer is not going to receive anything.
Bottom line: Wisdom is required to live an abundant, prosperous life. And God is just waiting to provide that wisdom to those who ask Him for it by faith. Overcome unbelief and doubt by keeping a fixed, single minded focus on the request made in faith according to the Word of God. Let wisdom and focus be your winning combination for success and abundant prosperity.
May your increased wisdom and focus be followed by the abundance of God and a life of growing prosperity!
Be blessed to be a blessing –
P.S. I’d love to hear your comments and image thanks to Billy Alexander!
Meditation Results – What Are the 3 Most Effective Christian Meditation Techniques?
Christian Meditation Techniques that Get Results!
Meditation can take on many forms and techniques.
This means there is no excuse not to…
meditate on God’s Word.
The following three keys will help you find the most effective Christian meditation techniques:
A Method of Meditation that Fits You
Remember there are many different ways and techniques to meditate God’s Word. Pondering, thinking deeply, affirming, contemplating, musing, and reflecting are some of the options. Speculating, memorizing, confessing, praying, reciting, singing, speaking, and focused study are also techniques that can be used to meditate on the Word of God.
To make our meditation time effective. In order to do that, we should start with a method that fits our personality. This will provide the best results in the short-term and long-term.
So, let’s say for example, you are someone who likes to read; then get alone and put your face in the Bible. Dig in and read, study, and take notes.
Or for example, if you are someone who learns best with audio; then listen to the Bible or scripture affirmations on CD. Or record your own.
There are so many resources and tools at our disposal today, including free and paid, that believers are truly without excuse when it comes to daily meditation. There are Christian meditation books, CDs, podcasts, etcetera.
Confess With Your Mouth
Regardless of the techniques chosen, it is EXTREMELY important to speak the Word of God out loud. We need to hear our self speaking and confessing Bible truths. This is how we get them planted into our heart and soul.
Hearing our self speak divine, scriptural truths is empowering to our spirit, mind, and body.
It also builds our faith. Faith increases when we hear others speak the Word of God, but it is even more effective when it is the confession of our own mouth.
“Faith comes by hearing, and hearing the Word of God.”
— Romans 10:17
The Power of Repetition
The final key point to make here about effective meditation techniques is repetition, repetition, repetition.
Look again at the above quote from Romans. Notice it does not say faith comes by hearing one time. It tells us we need to hear the Word of God over and over to build our faith.
No doubt about it: It is with daily confession and repetition that we unleash the power of the living Word of God in our lives. When the negative lies of the world are squeezed out, our lives will be transformed as we begin to speak the truths of God’s Word from the abundance of our heart!
Let me ask you this: What is stopping you from putting the power of Christian meditation to work in your life?
Happy Good Friday – Investigating Easter
Research into the Death and Resurrection of Jesus
Today and Sunday are especially important days for Christian believers.
I hope you take time to celebrate!
I just read an article in the Washington Post by Lee Strobel called “Investigating Easter.”
I found it interesting and highlighted some things below:
Resurrection… isn’t that the stuff of mythology and legend? We live in the scientific age – belief in the resurrection is simply untenable…
…at least, that’s what Lee thought until checking the facts himself. Using his legal training, he investigated the most audacious claim of history: that Jesus of Nazareth returned from the dead and thus authenticated his claim to being the Son of God.
After a couple years of research he found his atheism cracking after discovering some of the following:
First, there’s overwhelming evidence Jesus was executed.
Second, resurrection accounts date back so early they can’t be legendary – because legends take time to develop.
Third, there’s the empty tomb. If it weren’t empty, it would have been impossible for a movement founded on the resurrection to have exploded into existence in the same city where Jesus had been publicly executed and buried just a few weeks earlier.
Finally, scholars point out nine sources reporting the resurrected Jesus appeared to the disciples.
You can read the complete article here: Investigating Easter
Again a Happy Good Friday to you!
God bless you,
P.S. Image credit thanks to Billy Alexander!
What is the Difference Between Christian Meditation and Biblical Affirmations?
Discover How Meditation and Affirmations Compare and Can Transform Your Life!
Christian meditation and biblical affirmations literally help transform our lives by changing the content of our hearts and minds.
This changes the way we think… Why?
The simple fact of the matter is: The more healthy our beliefs, the quicker we reject unhealthy ones.
How do meditation and affirmations differ? Affirming scripture is considered a form of meditation. Affirmations help take negative thoughts captive by replacing them with God’s Word.
There are various methods and ways for Christians to meditate. One might study, consider, confess, memorize or use positive biblical affirmations to name a few. When we meditate, we contemplate and reflect on the things of God with a deep focus.
Meditation is a way to approach God and gain a greater understanding of Him.
“The meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.”
— Psalm 49:3
When we meditate we take in the Word of God and gain nourishment and wisdom. The scriptures begin to fit together for us much better and the mysteries of God begin to be revealed.
Meditating God’s Word is meditating His ways and His will. Gaining a greater revelation of these things helps us to better please God and at the same time learn how to walk in His blessings.
Biblical affirmations are bible verses stated in a positive, first person, present tense form. The power of affirmation comes with repetition and speaking them out loud. Daily confessing and speaking what the Word of God says about us can truly be life-transforming.
Most often, affirmations will be confessed based on a desired area of life that is in need of help or encouragement. If that area, for example, is healing, then a selection of healing scriptures will be confessed over and over. These might include healing affirmations such as: “By Jesus stripes I am healed” and “My God is the Lord that heals me.”
These affirmations get deposited into our subconscious, and our subconscious takes in everything as if it is real. So what we repeatedly fill our hearts and minds with is what we eventually become.
“As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.”
— Proverbs 23:7
The Bible emphasizes in Luke 6:45 that a good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good, for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart. So we need to pay attention to what we are filling up our heart with.
The truth is: What we think about and talk about we manifest in our life, whether good or bad. Christian meditation and biblical affirmations play a vital role in the believer’s life.
How often are you meditating on God’s Word?
God bless you –
P.S. Do you have a favorite verse that you regularly meditate or confess? Feel free to share… It will encourage others [and I’m always looking for ideas for the podcast, videos, and free downloads :-)]